The tablet market showed some signs of life during the Q3 period, with a 1.9% year over year growth. The latest report from the International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that three out of the top five tablet manufacturers experienced sizeable growth as Samsung (-13.9%) and Huawei (-4.4%) lost ground.
Apple led the shipments category with 31.4% for the period driven by solid demand for the new baseline iPad. Coming in at second place is Amazon which jumped to a 14.5% market share thanks to its new line of affordable Fire tablets. Samsung now sits third with its 12.3% share, down from the 14.6% it held last year. Huawei has 9.5% and Lenovo 6.7% to round up the top five.